The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has backed the National Association of Nigerian Students’ ongoing protest against President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
The students are protesting against the failure of Buhari’s administration to end the ongoing strike action by ASUU.
The 7-month-old ASUU strike has crippled university students’ academic activities, causing them to aggressively protest against President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’s failure to reach an agreement with the striking union.
Newsbreak Nigeria had earlier reported that the Student Association took their demonstrations to the Muritala Muhammed International Airport on Monday morning, obstructing routes leading to the airport and causing gridlock for travellers going about their daily business.
However, commending the student for deciding to speak up against President Buhari’s government, ASUU’s national president Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, said that the students for fighting for their rights.
“We commend NANS members for fighting for their rights. It is their right. The pro-chancellors are doing well too. We hope the government will listen to them because they (pro-chancellors) understand what is happening in the Nigerian universities,” he said.
The ASUU president went on to say that the union will meet with House Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Tuesday.
Last week, students staged a protest on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and the Benin-Ore road, demanding the immediate resignation of Education Minister, Adamu-Adamu.
The ASUU strike has put students’ expectations of obtaining academic education from Nigerian federal universities on hold, while many students have taken internships and others have become entrepreneurs as a result of the strike action.
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